PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

2020Talks

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - June 16, 2021 


A new report says the infrastructure package in Congress would boost the nation's economy and create millions of jobs; Democrats prepared to move ahead with or without GOP.


2021Talks - June 16, 2021 


Biden and Putin set to meet face-to-face; Schumer moves toward reconciliation for infrastructure; a Juneteenth national holiday in the works; and Republicans call for Fauci's ouster.

Watchdog Plans Lawsuit Over Lack of Los Alamos Cleanup

Downloading Audio

Click to download

We love that you want to share our Audio! And it is helpful for us to know where it is going.
Media outlets that are interested in downloading content should go to www.newsservice.org
Click Here if you do not already have an account and need to sign up.
Please do it now, as the option to download our audio packages is ending soon

Nuclear Watch New Mexico alleges this site at Los Alamos, known as Area G, contains some 200,000 cubic yards of nuclear and toxic waste. (U.S. Department of Energy)
Nuclear Watch New Mexico alleges this site at Los Alamos, known as Area G, contains some 200,000 cubic yards of nuclear and toxic waste. (U.S. Department of Energy)
 By Mark Richardson - Producer, Contact
January 22, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Nuclear Watch New Mexico has put the federal government and the Los Alamos National Laboratory on notice that it plans to sue over what it contends is the failure to clean up nuclear and toxic waste at the lab site.

The watchdog group says the lab hasn't executed its part of a 2005 consent order with the New Mexico Environmental Department to remove the waste. The group's biggest concern at Los Alamos is a site known as "Area G," which Nuclear Watch director Jay Coghlan said
contains up to 200,000 cubic yards of poisonous debris, much of it left over from the Cold War.

"It's a waste dump for both radioactive and toxic materials that dates back to 1957," he said. "The lab plans to simply cap and cover it, and leave it forever."

Coghlan said the deadline for the lab to have a cleanup plan in place was last December. The U.S. Department of Energy declined to comment on the suit, but the New Mexico Environmental Department called Nuclear Watch's claims "baseless." The state agency says it plans to work with DOE and Los Alamos to revise the consent order.

Coghlan said his group's concerns were raised recently when DOE announced plans for a trillion-dollar upgrade of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, with much of that money earmarked to improve the facilities at Los Alamos.

"To oversimplify, the nuclear weaponeers are getting ready to create a whole new round of nuclear weapons," he said. "Before cleaning up their first mess, they're getting ready to cause another."

He said Nuclear Watch filed a legally required notice with DOE this week, and if the department takes no action, his group will file suit within 60 days to enforce the consent agreement.

The DOE complaint letter is online at nukewatch.org.

Best Practices